This is a really exciting time to join Girlguiding. We have much to be proud of in our one hundred years of history, but we know that to remain vibrant and relevant to young people we must continually evolve.
We have begun a process of significant change: transforming the organisation so it can meet the challenges of the future by putting young people at the heart of our organisation. We are on a mission to amplify the voices of girls and young women, so they can champion change in their own lives and the wider world; to build strong partnerships that can increase our reach and impact; and to increase the support we offer our amazing adult volunteers who deliver incredible experiences to young people across the UK every week.
The Girlguiding Programme team is looking for someone to join the team tasked with embedding youth participation at all levels in Girlguiding. The Programme team is a creative and innovative team who develop a wide range of activities, experiences and opportunities for our full girl offer. This role is suited for someone who is really passionate about getting girl voices heard and has youth participation experience.
This role is a fantastic opportunity to join an exciting team and make a real difference to the girl experience at Girlguiding. You will report to the Programme Project Manager and will develop a range of new youth participation opportunities in partnership with young members and volunteers. You will work with a wide range of stakeholders, building and maintaining positive relationships, manage youth networks, and have strong verbal and written communication skills and negotiation and influencing skills. With the vast range of girl experience projects this team is responsible for, you will enjoy nothing short of a fun and engaging working environment.
Girlguiding values the differences that a diverse workforce brings and is committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Girlguiding is proud to be part of the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme, a member of the Business Disability Forum, and a member of Time to Change – improving attitudes towards mental health. While Girlguiding’s young members may be girl only, our staff team is mixed gender. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability (physical or mental), gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex, and sexual orientation.
We are committed to supporting our staff to achieve a good work-life balance and offer flexible working options wherever we reasonably can. Girlguiding is a COVID secure employer, offering hybrid working and providing support for all employees during the current pandemic. All staff are required to carry out our online health and safety training and complete a DSE risk assessment to ensure we can provide the support you require.